Meet Lisa, a 17 year old Spotify playlist curator from New Zealand.
“Made it in 2016 because I had just discovered the genre of hip hop as a 15 year old, I had a friend in Christchurch who challenged me to start listening to new music that I wouldnt otherwise choose to listen to. All the songs he sent or I liked were put into that playlist, and it began to evolve from there, I would say that it is more hip hop and Indie than anything.”
Describe your playlist. Perfect situation(s) for jamming it include:
Depending on the friends you're with, it's great for in the car because theres plently of bass in alot of the songs, and some of them are catchy too. The same can be said for parties.
Who is your favorite artist?
I think no one can have a favourite artist, its highly probable that you can like many songs from one or more persons or groups, but at the same time you could have a favourite song and not love the artist. In relation to this playlist I would have to say that one of the people that started my journey through discovering hiphop was Lil Peep and SkiMasktheSlumpGod
What's your favorite show you've ever been to? Describe what made it special:
I come from a small town, and have to travel most of the time by plane to even get to go see an artist in concert, due to this I've only ever been to one show which was Ed Sheeran because he came down to a town very close to us and we could afford to drive there and stay with mates. I suppose what made it special was the fact that it was my first concert, and it was one that I spent with my family.
What song do you currently have on repeat?
One song I'm really enjoying at the moment is GOSHA by $NOT as well as Ransom by Lil Tecca
Who is the first artist you remember connecting to growing up?
For myself personally its hard to connect to artists who i saw frequently like Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, or Selena Gomez during her Wizards of Waverly Place days with Disney because they're living in bigger cities with populations of over one million, and then there's me who lives in a town with not even near a 100k population. Especially with these artists being in a different state of life to me I remember not liking or connecting to an artist as a child but rather liking the songs they put out because the songs reminded me of the shows I loved to watch as a child. I suppose you could say I connected with the song rather than the person singing it.
Is there any music that turns you off? If so, what genres / artists:
I think everyone has this stigma that genres stay separate from each other, for example rap shouldnt mix with classical, mainly because its two different cultures, which is what I think tends to put people off. As a young person I try not to get caught up on these pointless ideas and enjoy the songs that comes from the genres, not the genres themselves.
If you could interview one artist dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Honestly, artists these days are such boring characters (or atleast they portray themselves that way through the media) I would probably interview someone like Pyotr Tchaikovsky mainly because id love to know what it was like to live in Russia during the Tsarist Regime and why he chose to compose music despite other internal pressures that may or may not have been going on during that time.
What's more important to you: lyrics or production?
Generally Lyrics because a song, like a poem or a novel are meant to tell a story, a message or present an idea or arguement. What good is the production if the song isnt good.